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New Scoring Could Help Credit-Shy Millennials

New Scoring Could Help Credit-Shy Millennials

February 18, 2019 • 0 comments

Millennials’ aversion to credit cards can make it hard for them to build good credit scores. A recently announced scoring system, the UltraFICO, may someday help them and other consumers get loans and credit based on how they use their bank accounts.

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You Don’t Have to Live By These Money Myths

You Don’t Have to Live By These Money Myths

January 28, 2019 • 0 comments

We’re told experiences are supposed to make us happier than stuff — turns out that may apply mostly to the affluent.

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Scrub These Expenses From Your Budget in 2019

Scrub These Expenses From Your Budget in 2019

January 21, 2019 • 0 comments

You don’t have to cancel your Amazon Prime or turn your vacation into a staycation in order to save money. Here are some less painful things you can cut from your budget in 2019.

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At What Age Can You Ignore Your Credit Score?

At What Age Can You Ignore Your Credit Score?

December 19, 2018 • 0 comments

At some point, you’ll buy your last car and refinance your last mortgage. Surely then you can stop worrying about your credit scores. Let’s start with some reasons why credit scores still matter, even when you don’t plan to borrow money.

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New UltraFICO Score Could Boost Credit Access for Consumers

New UltraFICO Score Could Boost Credit Access for Consumers

December 3, 2018 • 0 comments

A new FICO credit score, launching in 2019, could be good news for consumers who don’t quite have the credit scores they need to qualify for a financial product or for the terms they were hoping for.

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Got Debt? Get a Side Hustle

Got Debt? Get a Side Hustle

November 16, 2018 • 0 comments

If you’ve got debt and a main job that covers your regular monthly expenses, aim to apply earnings from side hustles directly to your debts.

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How to Write a Will That Won’t Trigger a Family Feud

How to Write a Will That Won’t Trigger a Family Feud

October 24, 2018 • 0 comments

Creating an estate plan is a gift to the people you leave behind. By expressing your wishes, you’re trying to guide your loved ones at a difficult, emotional time. You can reduce the chances of family discord by doing these four things:

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3 Credit Score Myths You Should Stop Believing

3 Credit Score Myths You Should Stop Believing

September 19, 2018 • 0 comments

You probably know that your credit score could affect your life in many ways — from the apartment you rent to the interest rate on your car loan. But there are a few credit score myths that you — or your friends or family — may not know aren’t true. For example, marrying someone with bad credit won’t bring your own score down. Here are the facts.

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Don’t Let a Down Payment Scare You Off

Don’t Let a Down Payment Scare You Off

July 16, 2018 • 0 comments

College is over, but you still have to do the kind of math that matters. Like: How am I supposed to save $50,000 for a down payment on a house? Here are your options — and how to decide what’s best for you.

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Don’t Let Your Credit Die of Neglect

Don’t Let Your Credit Die of Neglect

June 20, 2018 • 0 comments

Certified financial planner David Rae says he used to think that “anyone who could draw breath” could get an auto loan. Then one of his millionaire clients tried to buy a car — and failed.

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